Matthew 6:34 - Trust Jesus For One Day At A Time.

Matthew 6:34: Trust Jesus For One Day At A Time.

Matthew 6:34 (NKJV) Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow 
will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. 


   Hurry creates worry. Matthew 6:34 says, Dont worry 
about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day 
has enough trouble of its own (NCV). 
   There are two days you should never worry about: yesterday 
and tomorrow. 
   You cant live in the past. You cant live in the future. 
You can only live today. Why should you only live one day at a time? 
First, when you worry about tomorrows problems, you miss the 
blessings of today. Second, you cannot solve tomorrows problems with 
todays power. When tomorrow arrives, God will give you the power, 
perspective, grace, and wisdom you need. 
   The Bible does not say, Give us this day our WEEKLY 
bread. It says, Give us this day our daily bread (Matthew 6:11 
ESV). God wants you to depend on him one day at a time. He will 
provide everything you need. You will lack nothing. 
   Its okay to plan for tomorrow. Just dont borrow trouble 
from tomorrow. Trust God for each day as it comes. [Daily Devotional 
by Rick Warren: https://pastorrick.com/devotional/] 


   Do you know which sin is the subtle enemy of simple faith? 
Materialism and greed? Anger? Lust? Hypocrisy? No. All of these sins are 
certainly our enemies, but none of them qualify as subtle enemies. 
   The most notorious faith killer in all of life: worry. "For 
this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what 
you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to 
what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than 
clothing?" (Matt. 6:25). 
   Being something of a wordsmith, I find the term "worry" 
fascinating. To begin with, the word used by Matthew (translated here as 
"anxious") is the Greek term merimnao. It is a combination of two smaller 
words, merizo, meaning "to divide," and nous, meaning "the mind." In 
other words, a person who is anxious suffers from a divided mind, 
leaving him or her disquieted and distracted. 
   Of all the biblical stories illustrating worry, none is more 
practical or clear than the one recorded in the last five verses of Luke 
10. Let's briefly relive it. 
   Jesus dropped by His friends' home in Bethany. Martha, one of 
those friends, turned the occasion into a mild frenzy. To make matters 
worse, Martha's sister, Mary, was so pleased to have the Lord visit 
their home that she sat with Him and evidenced little concern over her 
sister's anxiety attack. 
   As Luke tells us, "Martha was distracted with all her 
preparations" (Luke 10:40). But Martha didn't have help, and that was the 
final straw. Irritated, exasperated, and angry, she reached her 
boiling point, and her boiling point led to blame. "Lord, do You not 
care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then 
tell her to help me" (10:40). 
   But Jesus was neither impressed by her busyness nor 
intimidated by her command. Graciously, yet firmly, He said, "Martha, 
Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only a 
few things are necessary, really only one, for Mary has chosen the 
good part, which shall not be taken away from her" (10:41"42). 
   Worry occurs when we assume responsibility for things that 
are outside our control. And I love the Lord's solution: "only a few 
things are necessary, really only one." What a classic example of 
simple faith! 
   All Mary wanted was time with Jesus  and He commended her 
for that. Mary's simple faith, in contrast to her sister's panic, 
won the Savior's affirmation. 
   Worry and faith just don't mix.
   Worry occurs when we assume responsibility for things that 
are outside our control. [Chuck Swindoll www.insight.org.] 


   "We're not worried," we say nervously, "just quite 
   Life is full of concerns - fleeting, chronic, financial, 
relational, mild, or severe. These worries can drive us crazy just thinking 
about them. They can also cause us to question our faith in God. Does 
God care about our concerns? Is he doing anything to help us out?  
   In this passage, Jesus points out the lessons in trust that 
we can learn from nature, assuring us of the futility of worry and 
of the certainty of God's care. Strengthen your dependence on God's 
gracious care, and watch your worries melt away.  
   Jesus knew that his disciples naturally worried about having 
enough of life's necessities, so he reassured them that God would 
provide for their needs. He pointed out that God provides for the animal 
kingdom, so he also would provide for them - they mattered much more than 
the animals (Matthew 6:25-34).  
   Worrying about our needs accomplishes nothing and ignores the 
fact that God works to meet those needs. Jesus didn't tell his 
disciples to be lazy or not to work, just to trust God and not to worry.  
   Do what you can about the concerns you have, but also realize 
that God, who loves and cares for you, has made provision for them as 
well. He will not let your needs overwhelm you. Whenever worries 
plague you, follow these three steps: (1) tell God about your concerns, 
asking him to provide for your needs; (2) do what you humanly can to 
work on your concerns; and (3) trust in God's goodness  remember 
that he cares for you more than even you care for yourself, and he 
will provide all you need at the right time. [The One Year Through 
the Bible Devotional by Dave Veerman] 

   We live in a world absolutely crippled by anxiety. I feel it, 
and I know my kids do too. It's pervasive in the world around us. We 
see it even in the faces of strangers in the crowd. Living with 
anxiety is like being bound by chains.  
   But worry and anxiety don't help us at all! When we worry, we 
aren't solving a problem; we are just being bound by it. Like chains, 
worry and anxiety keep us locked down, unable to move forward. We get 
stuck. Maybe it's a bill we don't know how we're going to pay. Maybe we 
worry that we aren't strong enough to stay on the road to recovery. We 
might even be worrying about those we love.  
   When we worry, we are telling God, "I've got this one." We 
think we are in control, but we aren't. Worry and anxiety really don't 
change anything. They just wear us out and keep us tied up. But God 
will break those chains if we ask him to. Instead of continuing to 
turn those anxious thoughts over in our minds and worrying about 
things we can't control, let's leave our anxious thoughts with Jesus 
and let him break those chains that have us bound.  
   Father, thank you for setting me free from the chains of 
worry and anxiety. I leave all my anxious thoughts at your feet. In 
Jesus' name, Amen. [Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional by John & 
Johnny Baker re Psa. 107:14] 


   How do we keep going when we are hurting? How do we live? A 
friend once gave me some advice about living with chronic pain: Just do 
the next thing. In other words, dont try to wrap your mind around 
a long season - or a lifetime - of discomfort and pain; just 
tackle the next hour, the next day, the next night. As Jesus said, 
"Don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. 
Today's trouble is enough for today." If you are dealing with any kind 
of pain today, just do the next thing. It may mean getting out of 
bed, getting up off the couch, getting out of the house, doing the 
laundry, or washing the dishes in the sink. Revelation 21:4 reminds us 
that very soon there will be no more night, pain, or tears. So press 
on as best you can and lean helplessly into His arms. You can do no 
more - and you can do no less. 
   Thank You, Lord Jesus, for reminding me that I only need to 
concern myself with living one day at a time, one hour at a time. I 
don't know what tomorrow will bring, but I know that whatever it 
maybe, You will be there with me. And that's all I need to know. [A 
Spectacle Of Glory By Joni Eareckson Tada And Larry Libby] 


Worry Stoppers to Bring Peace
   Here are eight worry-stoppers, found in the letters of the 
word P-E-A-C-E-F-U-L. 
   Pray, first.  Casting the whole of your care upon Him 
   Easy, now.  Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for 
   Act on it.  Be a doer, not a stewer.
   Compile a worry list.  Keep a list of things that trouble 
you.  How many have turned into a reality? 
   Evaluate your worry categories.  Pray specifically about them.
   Focus on today.  God meets daily needs daily.
   Unleash a worry army.  Ask a few loved ones to pray with you 
and for you. 
   Let God be enough. Seek the Kingdom of God above all 
   Eight steps. P-E-A-C-E-F-U-L. [Max Lucado Daily Devotional at 

   Each day has enough trouble of its own. A logical implication 
of this truth is that you can expect to encounter some trouble 
everyday. I want to help you handle calmly and confidently the 
difficulties that come your way. Events that surprise you do not surprise Me, 
because I know everything. I am the Beginning and the End. Moreover, I 
am fully available to you - to guide and comfort you as you go 
through turbulent times. 
   Having enough trouble in each day can help you live in the 
present. Your active mind seeks challenges to chew on. Without enough to 
occupy your mind today, you are more likely to worry about the future. 
I am training you to keep your focus on My Presence in the 
   Difficulties need not deter you from enjoying My Presence. On 
the contrary, they draw you closer to Me when you collaborate with 
Me in handling them. As we deal with your problems together, you 
gain confidence in your ability to cope. And the pleasure of My 
Company greatly increases your Joy! (Mat. 6:34; Rev. 21:6; Rom. 12:12) 
[Jesus Always by Sarah Young] 


   Are you hoping that a change in circumstances will bring a 
change in your attitude? If so, you are in prison, and you need to 
learn a secret of traveling light. What you have in your Shepherd is 
greater than what you dont have in life. 
   May I meddle for a moment? What is the one thing separating 
you from joy? How do you fill in this blank: I will be happy when 
________________? When I am healed. When I am promoted. When I am married. When I 
am single. When I am rich. How would you finish that statement? 
   Now, with your answer firmly in mind, answer this. If your 
ship never comes in, if your dream never comes true, if the situation 
never changes, could you be happy? If not, then you are sleeping in 
the cold cell of discontent. You are in prison. And you need to know 
what you have in your Shepherd. 
   You have a God who hears you, the power of love behind you, 
the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven ahead of you. If you 
have the Shepherd, you have grace for every sin, direction for every 
turn, a candle for every corner, and an anchor for every storm. You 
have everything you need. From Lucado Inspirational Reader [Max 
Lucado Daily Devotional at maxlucado.com] 

Sometimes life seems incomplete unless we have something to 
worry about. What will happen if ...? What am I going to do about ...? 
How can I afford ...? In Matthew 6, Jesus offers a simple dose of 
reality: God feeds the birds and dresses the grass. Of course He's going 
to provide for His children. So don't wormy - trust. [Daily Bible 
Promise Book By Barbour Publishing] 




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